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Best time to start throwing corn? #6752729 05/02/17 10:52 PM
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I bow hunt a small 36 acre, very dense woods in Leon County. I usually start throwing corn about August, just wondering what other people across the state do? And also wondering if anyone had heard of big bucks being killed out of Leon County. I've only seen one small 8 on a trail cam and that was at night.

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Dump a few corn piles away from your feeder and put a camera watching them. Id bet theres more walking around than what your seeing. Those deer dont hang out around feeders often unless they have been in place for years, and they have become accustomed to it.

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We never stop throwing, just scale it back in the off season.

Leon Co can produce some great deer. I have a buddy who has killed a couple 140's off a small ~100 acre place near Centerville.

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Same here, year round.


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Just depends on the place. Once the green hits, we don't see deer on the feeders until Late August/September. We just feed the hogs, turkey and coons spring/summer. We keep 3 feeders going year round and same story each year when it rains like it has the past 3.

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I've been running about 10,000 lbs. of corn a year, between the feeders and hog traps. I think keeping them accustomed to eating at the same old familiar hangouts is a good thing, and we are trying to build the population on the properties. I have deer eating at the same places year around now.

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Year around...dial them back in April when things start sprouting and then in Aug or Sept depending on weather increase it. I've got two feeders going at my stand in different locations. In Aug/Sept I start throwing twice in the am and twice in the pm with both feeders.

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It can be as green as can be and I still get deer hitting my corn feeders so I feed all year. They seem to slow down on the protein during the spring growth and then start hammering it again in the heat of the summer.

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Usually feed year round. It is so green out right now and I have a 3 acre food plot that if the feeder runs out this time of year no biggy. Right now there are so many food choices out there I only have around 3 does that visit it besides all of the squirrels and birds. I probably will not refill it until June 1st if we keep getting good rains up

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Re: Best time to start throwing corn? [Re: Logical Rednecks] #6753330 05/03/17 04:09 PM
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When I hunted in Bosque county, I would start in mid sept. Deer always hit feeders same day or next day at latest. I feed year round at my new place/per the rules. Don't mind either way.

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Year around, a little less in spring and summer.


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Never stop, year round here.

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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
It can be as green as can be and I still get deer hitting my corn feeders so I feed all year. They seem to slow down on the protein during the spring growth and then start hammering it again in the heat of the summer.


Same here. I guess it's like dessert to them around here.

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I throw year around. My first hand experience is I see more game than the other lease members who do not throw year around. I have higher numbers and better quality deer. I also see and kill more hogs than they do.

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depends on the wallet.

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Originally Posted By: huntindude
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This... i feed at least a few seconds twice a day all year but if possible I'll feed 12 seconds twice a day then 10 seconds 4. Times a day during season

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Year round feeder here. Less during the greener part of the year but still throwing.


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I feed protein year round in gravity feeders (they hit it heavy during the spring) and start throwing corn in august. I spent three years feeding year round and only had hogs coming in the summer. With beginning to sling corn in august has not had any effect on the quantity or quality of deer I see during hunting season.


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I start feeding in August.


Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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Feed corn from spin cast feeders year around to keep them coming. It doesn't have to be much during off season, but I would recommend having at least one on demand protein feeder stocked at all times, too.

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I have deer hitting the corn all summer. As soon as the acorns fall I might as well turn it off.

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